Couric said she decided to “step back” and try to look at the “big picture.” Her two-hour National Geographic documentary explores everything from the difficulties facing the transgender community to places where social acceptance is growing.
Reviews, so far, are as good as they come. The Daily Beast called the film “compassionate” and “incisive.” Canada’s Global News proclaimed “Couric’s gender journey is one we should all take.” And the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group, announced it’s honoring Couric for her “groundbreaking work” later this year.
“I wanted to be a proxy for people who are interested in the subject but wanted to be better educated about it,” Couric said. “And that included me.”